MCD15A3H.006 MODIS Leaf Area Index/FPAR 4-Day Global 500m (MODIS/006/MCD15A3H)

Version V006

The MCD15A3H V6 level 4, Combined Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR), and Leaf Area Index (LAI) product is a 4-day composite data set with 500 meter pixel size. The algorithm chooses the “best” pixel available from all the acquisitions of both MODIS sensors located on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites from within the 4-day period.

NameDescriptionGee WavelengthGee Scale
FparFPAR absorbed by the green elements of a vegetation canopy400-700nm0.01
LaiOne-sided green leaf area per unit ground area in broadleaf canopies; one-half the total needle surface area per unit ground area in coniferous canopies0.1
FparLai_QCQuality for Lai and Fpar
FparExtra_QCExtra detail quality for LAI and FPAR
FparStdDevStandard deviation of Fpar0.01
LaiStdDevStandard deviation for Lai0.1


NASA LP DAAC at the USGS EROS Center (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords 4-day, fpar, global, lai, mcd115a3h, modis, usgs, vegetation
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 7/3/2002, 5:00:00 PM - now
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Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Platform Terra
Instrument MODIS
Cadence days